Edward Snowden : U.S. charges Snowden, asks Hong Kong to detain him, report says

(CNN) -- Federal prosecutors have filed a sealed criminal complaint charging the man who has admitted leaking classified details about U.S. surveillance programs with espionage, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing unnamed U.S. officials.

Edward Snowden was charged with espionage, theft and conversion of government property, the officials said.

The United States has asked Hong Kong to detain Snowden, the newspaper reported.


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